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BirdLife speaks out on New Zealand seabird by-catch

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 05:00

BirdLife International has joined forces with its New Zealand Partner Forest & Bird to remind their government there of its responsibilities towards reducing the toll of seabirds in the country’s fisheries...

Pacific New Zealand Marine - Pacific

Meeting held on sustainable management of Deltas in Kenya

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 11:13

The future of Tana Delta is discussed at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the office of the Prime Minister.

Africa

Mangrove planting in Cambodia to celebrate Ramsar Convention 40th Anniversary

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 14:14

In 1998, Cambodia officially became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention and designated three sites as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

Asia

Controversial Lake Natron soda ash project still in limbo

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 12:47

Soda ash project in Lake Natron, Arusha Region, could face further delays to take off owing to lack of required clearance from environmental authorities.

Africa

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but vulture breeding centres have best year yet

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:50

A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Asia

Conservationists concerned for future of White-shouldered Ibis

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:08

The 2011 Cambodian census of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has found a larger number of birds than ever before, but celebrations are muted, as this species’ survival is imminently threatened by serious habitat loss.

Asia

Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is 'not viable' in coastal Kenya

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:35

Hope rise that the planting of the biofuel crop jatropha within the Coast region of Kenya is to halt.

Africa

Dial M for Merger

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 02:41

Members of Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) recently voted for their merger to create 'BirdLife Australia'.

Pacific

Putting Kagu on the Map

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 02:21

Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO - BirdLife in New Caledonia) have received support from the USFWS Wildlife Without Borders - Critically Endangered Species Conservation Fund to help save their national bird from extinction...

Pacific

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on the high seas

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 00:01

Survey amongst the islands of Moala, Totoya and Matuku show their importance for seabirds...

Pacific Fiji Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Protection for National Parks in Oz

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:22

Birds Australia welcome government plans to give greater protection to areas with high biodiversity.

Pacific

Launch of BirdLife’s new Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 22:18

BirdLife is launching a Local Empowerment Programme to provide more effective support for Local Conservation Groups, and to strengthen and expand networks of local organisations...

Worldwide

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:17

Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

Americas

The BirdLife World Congress 2013 - Information

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:00

"We are delighted to invite you to the BirdLife 2013 World Congress, to be held in Ottawa", said Peter Schei, BirdLife Chairman and Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan, BirdLife Honorary President.

Worldwide

The BirdLife World Congress 2013 - Programme

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:00

The congress will include a series of thematic sessions focussing on programmes and topics such as Preventing Extinctions, Key Biodiversity Areas, Forests of Hope and Saving our Oceans.

Worldwide

The BirdLife World Congress 2013 - Venue

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 14:00

The Ottawa Convention Centre should make for a spectacular venue for the 2013 BirdLife World Congress and will no doubt inspire a great deal of fruitful discussion and collaboration between the BirdLife Partners.

Worldwide

Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

Europe and Central Asia

Ghosts of Gone Birds London haunt announced...

Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:56

Following the launch of an extraordinary new multi-media art exhibition - Ghosts of Gone Birds - at the Liverpool School of Art & Design earlier this year, the show has grown and evolved during the summer and will now 'manifest' in London's East End this November.

Worldwide